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The Treasure of the Oxus, with other objects from ancient Persia and India

Author: O. M. Dalton
Keywords: History; Historical; Art; Iranian; Iran; Persian; Persia; Indian; India; Armenian; Armenia; Scythians; Scythia; Sarmatians; Huns; Teutonic
Language: English
Collection: opensource


This is a study of a series of 170 gold and silver ornaments dating from the Achaemenid period in Persian history (7-4th centuries B. C.) found near the Oxus River. The great art historian O. M. Dalton, author of Byzantine Art and Architecture (Oxford, 1911), describes the material and compares it with similar material from other areas in the Iranian culture-world through the Sasanian period (3rd-7th centuries A.D.). The Treasure of the Oxus (London, 1905) includes: A. The Treasure of the Oxus. 1. Objects in the round; 2. Vessels; 3. Embossed objects; 4. Gold plaques with figures punched in outline; 5. Rings and engraved gems; 6. Armlets and torques; 7. Miscellaneous small objects; B. Other Objects from Ancient Persia and India. 1. Silver vessels from Armenia; 2. Silver vessels of the Sassanian period; 3. Miscellaneous objects. Includes plates, illustrations, and a map in 219 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.

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